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Obituary: Sergeant Ronald Clarence Erickson

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Sergeant Ronald Clarence Erickson

Loving Father and Husband

08/04/29 ~ 04/14/08

Sergeant Ronald Clarence Erickson, man of all seasons, a faithful Jazz fan and Boy Scout Master for several years, with whom he shared with his wife, Anita (Den Mother). She admired his love and sacrifice for good. Born August 4, 1929 to Violet (Barnett) and Clarence A. (Eric) Erickson. Returned to Heavenly

Father on April 14, 2008, in Sandy, Utah after a brave battle with


He learned to read when he was four years old and enjoyed reading all his life. He loved the music of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughn, and many others.

One of his hobbies was collecting classic cars and was a great mechanic. He won trophies at Bonneville Raceway. He was a perfectionist in his trade as a Contractor in Construction and design. Brave recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. A U.S. Army Hero completing a mission to help our wonderful country remain free during the Korean War in 1952. He loved the military and earned many medals and awards. Hungry Korean mothers and children waited just for him as he'd bring them food. He stayed up after guard duty to watch and serve on another soldier's duty all night to be sure his men were protected. He made many friends in Korea and throughout his life, Moon was one of his best buddies. He loved helping others and always took time to care for his family and neighbors. He loved the jets that flew over Korea. Later a fan of the Thunderbirds and the Blue Angels. He was critically wounded after completing the mission that earned him the Bronze Star and was thought dead at first. He spent a year in military hospitals with many surgeries. His war injuries and complications caused pain all of his life. He lived patiently with his disabilities. He always wanted others to be happy and good Americans. A great example in his service to country, family and community. Many Boy Scouts in his troop credited him for helping them become

Eagle Scouts.

He adored scouts, camping, hunting, exploring, collecting beauties of nature. He had a caring passion for nature and all creatures. He went fishing nearly every weekend for years creating fond memories for his children.

He married Anita Emery and was sealed to his wife and children in the Salt Lake Temple creating an Eternal Kingdom for his family.

Survived by his wife and three children, Jack Brent (Greta) Erickson, Saundra (Kelly) Almond, and Laura Erickson; grandchildren, Bronzton, Amber, Brent, Kyle, Tiffani, Angela, Tyler, Cody; great-grandchild Cole. Also survived by sisters, Thela Faye Townsend and Doreen Allred. Preceded in death by his parents, brother, Leeland and sister, Shirley.

Services are Thursday, April 24th at 12 Noon at the Crescent 30th ward, 89 E. 11000 S., Sandy, Utah. Friends and family may visit from 10:30-12. Interment at Mountain View Memorial Cemetery, 3115 E. 7800 S.

We love and appreciate the hospice nurses, medical teams and doctors who cared so tenderly for our daddy each week for years.